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Hello guys i am new at this forum and the bike world. But I am planning to do a trip from Miami to NY in two weeks on my R1200R any advice is more than welcome. Thank you
 

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Hey Messuti, welcome to the forum,
I did NYC-Miami in a cage, like 4 years ago, I was moving there for few month for my wife's training, we only stopped in Fayetville NC to say hi to her aunt and stayed the night, but we did only highways, boring.
I don't know how much time do you have, I-95 is the best if you are in a rush, straight long and fast. if you have some time, stop at Savannah GA or Charleston SC, they are beautiful, specially Charleston, DC is also a cool city to explore, make sure you get tickets in advance to get up the Washington monument, the best view of the National Mall and gorgeous architectonic details everywhere. And not because I'm here but Brooklyn RULES, most tourist come to Manhattan and never even consider Brooklyn, let me tell you something, Manhattan is like an R1200GS, Brooklyn like an R1200R.

Good luck on your trip, ride careful, with full gear and look me up once you are here, I'll buy you a beer and could take you upstate for a nice mountain ride.
 

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Hey thanks for taking the time to write back. I'm waiting for the helmet and the back rest and ill be ready to take off. I'm a little scared because don't know if I'm gonna be able to get there and get back. But I will try it anyways. Once I get there I let you know to go for that beer. Thank you
 

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Highway 81.

I-95 is the quickest route between Miami & NY.
But if you want to remember the trip and have the time to spare,
the inland route is far more scenic. I've done both.
You should let Hoshiko take you upstate. Niiiice!
He's your "Go To" man in the Big Apple!

+1 blue ridge
Hoshiko- I did a guided food tour of Brooklyn (groupon) it was cool to see how the neighborhoods are like big families. My cousins are in Astoria, I usually visit once a year but not likely this year. We should arrange an upstate ride!
 

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Hoshiko- I did a guided food tour of Brooklyn (groupon) it was cool to see how the neighborhoods are like big families. My cousins are in Astoria, I usually visit once a year but not likely this year. We should arrange an upstate ride!
Groupon rules dude, I have taken so much advantage of things like that, beer, wine tastings, several courses dinners with drink pairings and such, Brooklyn is definitively the place to be if you like authentic international food, drinks and great service.

I have several friends in Astoria, in fact one of my closest friends who wants to be a musician, works at a bar that has 35 tap beers, 25 of them rotate regularly, the food there is pretty bad but with so much good beer and a friend behind the bar, OMG, I just wish it was closer to me.

Let me know when you come next time I'll show you couple of nice spots.
 

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Groupon rules dude, I have taken so much advantage of things like that, beer, wine tastings, several courses dinners with drink pairings and such, Brooklyn is definitively the place to be if you like authentic international food, drinks and great service.

I have several friends in Astoria, in fact one of my closest friends who wants to be a musician, works at a bar that has 35 tap beers, 25 of them rotate regularly, the food there is pretty bad but with so much good beer and a friend behind the bar, OMG, I just wish it was closer to me.

Let me know when you come next time I'll show you couple of nice spots.

Is the bar by any chance studio square? you will definitely know if I'm heading that way.
 

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Is the bar by any chance studio square? you will definitely know if I'm heading that way.
Hahahaha Close but no cigar, He used to work there, I'm not a fan, wanabe beer garden, cash only, bad food, bad service, and I can go on and on.
Next time stop by Sunswick, same block as studio square, corner of 31st and 31st, way better.
and if you are looking for outdoors then look Greenwood Park.
 

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Hahahaha Close but no cigar, He used to work there, I'm not a fan, wanabe beer garden, cash only, bad food, bad service, and I can go on and on.
Next time stop by Sunswick, same block as studio square, corner of 31st and 31st, way better.
and if you are looking for outdoors then look Greenwood Park.

i think there are a couple different locations, not that I'm defending it. We just stopped there after getting off the train on the way home from a Japanese BBQ place. I don't know there was a lot of drinking and at some point I had left the bar after that (don't remember the name) and decided I was going to just sleep in the alley where my friend found me. Ever go to Mario's in Brooklyn? Only place I can remember and would recommend in Astoria Brick Cafe. Thats pretty limited experience though. In a perfect world and my kids weren't in Indiana I'd be in the city. I absolutely love going there. My cousin is on some mailing list of free comedy acts and we saw Greg Giraldo in the basement of some bar near chinatown for free. That doesn't happen in Terre Haute.
 

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heat & hydration

If the weather is really hot then start at or just before dawn. Pay attention to hydration before starting and as you travel Our R's don't have much wind protection and you get dehydrated while riding. Get into the motel before the heat of the day.

Going to the national rally in MO last month I began to get symptoms of heat exhaustion. I recognized it early. I learned them from my experience on our county search and rescue team for years. When it hits you don't often recover without medical intervention.

Ride smart, ride safe.

Mainjet in Colo
 

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If the weather is really hot then start at or just before dawn. Pay attention to hydration before starting and as you travel Our R's don't have much wind protection and you get dehydrated while riding. Get into the motel before the heat of the day.

Going to the national rally in MO last month I began to get symptoms of heat exhaustion. I recognized it early. I learned them from my experience on our county search and rescue team for years. When it hits you don't often recover without medical intervention.

Ride smart, ride safe.

Mainjet in Colo
+1 what Mainjet said, stop every 2 hours at least, stretch your entire body, make sure you bring eye drops and chap stick, apply both, drink lots of water, eat a little healthy bite at each stop rather then a large meal. Make sure you leave each stop with a full tank and an empty bladder.

Get here thirsty because we are going for beer:D:D
 
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